Nigeria has launched Nigeria Energy Calculator NECAL 2050.
The 2nd Edition of the Policy Tool would help to address and support the development of Nigeria’s Long-term low-emissions towards meeting the Net Zero commitment by 2060.
Nigeria’s Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, who stated this in Abuja, the nation’s capital, reiterated the government’s commitment to global climate protocols following recent declaration at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Glasgow, Scotland on meeting Net zero emissions by 2060.
“The Ministry of Environment as the national coordinating body of climate activities will leverage on this Tool for policy and decision making for the implementation of Nigeria’s long-term strategy for climate change under the Paris Agreement, as well as identifying solutions towards supporting the implementation of Nigeria’s Nationally Determine Contributions.” Ikeazor stated.
The Minister further said the Department of Climate Change of Federal Ministry of Environment and United Kingdom jointly signed Memorandum Of Understanding in 2020 to initiate the commencement of the Project for the development of the NECAL as an updated version to address climate change in Nigeria.
“Versions of the 2050 calculator are now being used in over thirty Countries around the world and Nigeria is one of the ten countries supported through the UK Government’s International Climate Finance programme to develop a calculator.
“This work is led by the Energy Commission of Nigeria and the resulting Nigerian Energy Calculator was one of the tools used to inform the country’s NDC and its Sustainable Energy for All Action Agenda (Vision 2030) .”
The Minister also commended the British High Commission in Nigeria for the support provided in enabling this tripartite engagement with the UK Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
Nigeria Launches Energy Calculator 2050